This INFER workshop brings together academics and practitioners to discuss current topics and trends in Regulation and Competition Policy.

The focus of the workshop is on the regulation of infrastructure and its impacts on competition and innovation on downstream markets. Some sessions will be specifically dedicated to telecommunications.

Topics of Interest

  • Economics of Infrastructure Regulation
  • Platforms and Service Innovation
  • Network Competition and Innovations

Organizing Committee

Patrick Beschorner (ZEW)
Tobias Veith (ZEW)

Call for Papers (as PDF File, 437 KB)

Program (as PDF File, 53 KB)

Registration (as PDF File, 72 KB) (Last date for registration and received cash-transmissions for the workshop is October 30, 2007.)

Directions & Map

Young and experienced researchers alike are invited to submit a full paper or an extended abstract. All papers must include a cover page with the following information:

  • An abstract of up to 500 words, with JEL classification and no more than 5 keywords;
  • Authors' full name, affiliation;
  • Contact details for corresponding author, such as address, phone, and e-mail.

All papers and organized sessions should be submitted electronically to the workshop organizers, Patrick Beschorner or Tobias Veith, via the email address as doc or pdf files (preferably pdf) on or before June 30, 2007 Papers must be in English, and should not exceed 25 pages (A4 or letter) including all references, tables and the like. The text should be formatted in Times New Roman 14pt with 1.2 line space and 2.5 cm (1 inch) margin on each side. Footnotes should be formatted in 12pt with 1.2 line space. Please avoid colors in graphs and pages in landscape.

All papers will be peer reviewed. Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than July 15, 2007

Publication of Papers

A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be published in one or more INFER volumes in due course after the workshop. For details of possible publication outlets see and click on publications.

Registration Fee

  • INFER private members: 40 EUR,
  • institutional INFER members: 40 EUR,
  • non-members: 100 EUR.

Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (institutional INFER members 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member!


15.11.2007 - 17.11.2007


ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim